Karan Johar took to Twitter on Thursday night to make the announcement on the Karan Malhotra's directorial venture.

"And finally..SHUDDHI starring VARUN DHAWAN and ALIA BHATT...directed by KARAN MALHOTRA..@Varun_dvn @aliaa08 @karanmalhotra21 @DharmaMovies," he tweeted.

Last year, Karan Johar had announced on Twitter that Salman Khan will feature in "Shuddhi". However, it seems Varun has been now locked in place of the "Dabangg" star.

Salman congratulated the "Main Tera Hero" actor with a tweet: "Kamaal karte ho Varun Dhawan... Made your dad and me so proud of you... Happy Shuddhi."To that,

Varun responded: "Thank you Bhai @BeingSalmanKhan I promise to make you proud #shuddhi".

"Alia, who "cannot wait" to be a part of "Shhuddhi", wrote: "Can't wait to be a part of Karan Malhotra's epic vision #SHUDDHI @karanjohar @karanmalhotra21 @Varun_dvn @DharmaMovies"This will be Varun and Alia's third film together after "Student of the Year" and "Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania".

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